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Celebrate a lesser-known winter holiday

Published Dec. 16, 2010

When people speak of "the December holidays" they are usually referring to Christmas and Hanukkah. However, there are a variety of lesser-known celebrations that fall from early December to mid-January.

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Who the hell is St. Nick?

Published Dec. 5, 2008

Tonight, I'm told, St. Nick is flying over Brew City, filling shoes or stockings with heavenly edibles. As a kid, I wished my family celebrated St. Nick because most of my classmates did, but apparently, my Italian and Russian ancestors didn't dig ol' Nick.

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Are you celebrating St. Nick’s?

Published Dec. 5, 2006

When you wake up on the morning of Dec. 6, will there be a stocking full of candy and maybe even a piece of fruit in it waiting for you? Or maybe some small gifts? If you answered yes, you’re one of most Milwaukeeans who participate a tradition known as St. Nick’s Day.